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Utah-Oregon Gameday Open Thread

Let's push it to seventeen, Utah!

Next Game

Utah Utes
@ Oregon Ducks

Saturday, Sep 19, 2009, 1:30 PM MDT

Autzen Stadium


Radio: Kall 700

Game Preview

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What to expect when Utah has the ball: The Oregon run defense might be the biggest weakness, so the Utes will exploit it. I don't know if Matt Asiata will play, but they do have capable backups and I'm expecting a good portion of the game plan to revolve around the ground game. Yet don't underestimate Terrance Cain's ability in both the passing and running departments.

What to expect when Oregon has the ball: Chip Kelly is known for his offenses and the Ducks certainly can move the ball. Don't let their first two games fool you, they are capable of scoring. Look for Jeremiah Masoli to test Utah's secondary, but he's also quick on his feet and can rack up a good amount of yards. Against Purdue, he rushed for 84, though Boise State did keep him in check two weeks ago - as he only recorded 14-yards on the ground.

How Utah wins: Don't turn the ball over. That's the biggest concern right now. If Utah can keep a handle on the ball, their offense should move fairly well and put up some points. If they turn it over, however, the game is over. Obviously the offense needs to click and the Utes will need to establish a running game, but I think turnovers will prove to be key in this contest.

Lucky G. O'Utes is hoping to dance his way to a seventeenth straight victory.


Jiggin' will be me stunt after today's duck hunt

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